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a round up of the headlines this week on. kiev in lockdown protests over the government's decision to pull out of a trade deal with the e.u. a dispersed violently in the ukrainian capital. tough sanctions or diplomatic action. agree the nuclear deal with iran is a breakthrough but they differ on what made it possible meanwhile. this agreement has moved much more dangerous it will make our partners in the region safer the obama administration is facing pressure from skeptics both at home and abroad as their deal comes under fire from both washington and tel aviv. damaging. many people. corporation tax cutting free
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childcare and raising the minimum wage and outlines how life would be better outside the u.k. preparing the ground for next year's independence vote. the top stories of the weekend off today here on the international. live in moscow a very warm welcome to you today protesters in ukraine are demanding both the president and the government step down after a crackdown on a mass demonstration in the capital and the use of brute force and tear gas by both the activists and security forces left rallies in central kiev now banned for a month at the commotion was a direct response to the country's leadership rejecting a trade deal with the e.u.
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. the reporting now one why ukrainian officials got cold feet. from smiles to host tiles after key if said last week would not be signing a free trade pact with europe officials were jumping out of their skin to persuade president going to call the age i think it was it was. it was me. thinking you could see repeated politicians were not too happy to hear the great in president citing economic troubles and as it became clear key of was not going to sign the deal at this point we divine and dispersal of protests in the capital that's when you rip assumed a different tone and we have to set aside shorter and political calculations. and we may not give in to external pressure know the least from russia such tactics from europe which have been accusing russia of pressuring ukraine not
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to sign the free trade bank raised some eyebrows they should really really stop using the methods of the caldwell there blackmailing ukraine add that to the e.u. offering no compensation for potential economic losses which could have been catastrophic in practical terms it would be a disaster for the ukrainian people it would mean gas prices going up the prices going up unemployment going up the industrialisation so i think he didn't have a choice the e.u. deal is a very bad one ukraine already has a staggering foreign debt of hundred thirty six billion euro and just more denies the factories to standards would have cost a staggering one hundred billion or more with the people in the street scared little about such implications. we deserve to be near a crisis to deal would have allowed us to get better education in europe during the week he of central square was the stage of the mass protest of those supporting your integration opposing president acknowledges decision not to sign the euro association deal in vilnius and even in
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a typically violent dispersal of their week long sit in on friday night with dozens detained and injured did not stop the protesters began a call that still insisted the deal with the e.u. will happen most likely in early twenty fifteen but after riot police peaceful protesters thousands are converging on the capital kiev to join the opposition's calls for unocal which to hand over the reins alexy recess deonte reporting from kiev ukraine. and here's why the ukrainian government is in over its head right now thousands of protesters as well as the opposition inside the parliament want to move the country inside europe but the government finds the notion premature saying brussels they offer from brussels does not include such perks as membership and privileges that most europeans tend to enjoy then there's a belief that. life inside the union would be cheaper seemingly attractive the government warns this comes at the expense of destroying the country's own economy and getting very little compensation for that now the opposition still insists kiev
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should break away from the pressure coming from moscow but close economic ties with russia clued in the free trade zone a shared business landscape and increased exports are actually pulling the states back together and while the e.u. officials say moscow's playing an unfair game analyst patrick junge believes brussels is just diverting attention away from his own short comings. if the european union's leaders whether individually or collectively started to admitting to their shortcomings there'd be no end of problems wouldn't there i mean look at the european union's massive run column cloying and throughout the course of the entire union we've got things like fifty percent plus if you find employment in several mediterranean countries they have a euro currency project which is. built on science by the sort of deluded technocrats who believe that they know the best thing for all people and therefore realistically the only thing the european union can try to do is keep me in
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storming anybody russia who cares because ultimately the european union started and has rendered wonderful supranational trip project is ultimately falling apart at the seams because it has become itself a crumbling soviet style empire which in many cases replicates some of the more ridiculous facets of the old soviet union. thanks for joining us today here on r.t. international earlier this week global headlines were dominated by an historic nuclear deal with iran how might out in geneva by six world powers to tehran was promised a modest relief and sanctions in return for scaling back its nuclear program but other countries manage to set aside their differences to reach their breakthrough agreement they do still differ on what made it possible more on that now with r.t.
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correspondent party boy. it's a deal that's eluded diplomats for a decade and as the crucial make or break iran nuclear talks continued into the night details of how they were going were leading the journalists camped out in geneva so we waited and waited and waited while diplomats from six world powers and iran inched their way closer to an historic breakthrough than after sixteen hours a tweet from the e.u.'s top diplomat a deal had been done and the six negotiating powers agreed to recognize iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy including its right to nuclear enrichment on the conditions that its program is placed under street controlled by the i.a.e.a. . as we received word of the agreement we got details to iran had agreed to reduce its uranium enrichment from twenty to a maximum of five percent used for u.s.
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centrifuges while halting construction of a new reactor near the town of iraq this throughout this long list of concessions iran's foreign minister still had a smile on his face and which hand he won for his country a partial easing of sanctions allowing to iran to regain control of billions of dollars worth of much needed funds and find banks we believe that it is the sanctions that have brought us to this negotiation and ultimately to the more significant negotiation to follow for a comprehensive agreement others have stressed that it wasn't the stress of more punitive measures but diplomacy that won the day over the night in the case of these talks the fact that that the iranians have shown time after time that there is no evidence that he was in their program is anything but peaceful is something that has been ignored by the western media and western governments but this.
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despite all that iran's resilience has forced these countries to accept. enrichment and again the russians and the chinese have played a very constructive role in the studio in the suit with the agreement is based on the concept forward by the russian president vladimir putin's demands new president hassan rouhani is also seen as having played a crucial role in making the deal possible he came to power less than three months ago edging to improve iran's relations with the west and i don't think that sanctions played as much of a role as a recognition by the united states and britain and other countries that we need to engage iran because iran is becoming increasingly influential it is only an interim agreement in six months time well to how it sounds iran is set to return to the negotiating table but also it's ten years to fail. it means that scientists in the
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middle of the night it's a game changer polyploid a hot seat to meet. in the very first moments after the nuclear deal with iran was reached it was clear the agreement left an awful lot of room for interpretation. iranian. enrichment program will continue this first step does not say that iran has a right to enrichment and here at r.t. international we spoke to asia times correspondent pepe escobar he believes the u.s. is stuck right in the middle of a very delicate balancing act. this being the war has started at three am in geneva and it's going to be going for another six months kerry had to say that so he could of peace to israel lobby the u.s. congress and this hobby petro dollar law of the u.s. not to mention some neal cons in the u.s.
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as well still very thoughtful and in iran it's different they are saying we still have our right to enrich you were and it's correct because the deal keeping in reaching you ready until size percent for the next six months for the moment we have a breakthrough it's going to last six months there will be all sorts of interest to try to pull barges but for the moment we have diplomacy in action something that we haven't seen especially between us and iran for thirty four years well despite the hugs and handshakes in geneva the deal with iran left many outside the negotiating room rather unhappy that includes president obama's opposition at home and america's closest ally in the middle east guy nature kind of reports on the skepticism. today that diplomacy opened up a new path toward a world that is more secure and flying in the face of president obama what was
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completed in the geneva. last night in small is sort of agreement. it's a sort of in state. it's not me who rode a safe place in an environment where israel as well as many u.s. lawmakers don't think that iran should develop nuclear technology at all the obama administration had to engage in diplomatic acrobatics to both acknowledge iran's right to peaceful nuclear energy and not acknowledge it at the same time we approach these negotiations with a basic understanding of iran like any nation should be able to access peaceful nuclear energy. but because of its record of violating its obligations iran must accept strict limitations on its nuclear program that make it impossible to develop a nuclear weapon the scope and role of iran's enrichment as is set forth in the language within this document says that iran's peaceful nuclear program is subject
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to a negotiation and to mutual agreement despite the official's attempts to obtain the hawks hunches are flying curity it looks like we've tacitly agreed that they will be enriching for commercial purposes down the road so i think you're going to see on capitol hill again a bipartisan effort to try to make sure that this is not the final agreement another senator marco rubio call the deal quote a blow to our allies in the region who are already concerned about america's commitment to their security and i think a lot of people both in the middle east and on capitol hill are very concerned that this interim deal becomes the new normal opponents of the deal in washington and abroad are already working not to let it survive this six month trial the obama administration is walking on eggshells before congress israel and its allies in the coffers it's trying to convey a carefully worded message which is you cannot threaten war all the time in
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washington i'm going to check out and still to come here on ars the international a very unusual place to study. join me peace through all of it to find out what it takes to graduate from europe's only university of grief of digging. guns forms and deadly street fighting all part of a daily routine in libya just a couple of minutes here on the program we look at how the troubled country is fairing two years after the ousting and killing of moammar gadhafi. quite often countries rich in natural resources are the poorest africa is a colony it's a colony of the big corporations it's a colony of someone's home leaders who are under the thumbs of the big corporations so they have to beg from the world bank's development of social programs goes to
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pay back debts whole country is drowning under the amount of debt that they had and so every year they would borrow money. and they would use that same amount of money to pay back oh this can all that money really. the wages of debt. what is the fate of the house of saud its list of complaints against washington is long and getting longer the saudis are furious over western dealings with iran disappointed that obama didn't bomb syria and one of its only real friends in the region is israel given all of this can the house of saud afford what it calls an independent one paul. with. science technology innovation all the developments from around russia we. covered.
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if you are just joining us and welcome to the weekly here on r.t. international the tension between edinburgh and london suddenly rose a notch this week the scottish government issued a blueprint for independence ahead of next september's referendum. he would also call a halt to damaging wissmann support a pushing soo many people into poverty six hundred seventy eight page document outlines plans to cut corporation taxes extending free childcare and raise the minimum wage at the end of london strongly opposes the idea of separation clashing with edinburgh on issues ranging from currency oil reserves and membership more on the story here with these tests are us or. should scotland be an independent country it's a six word question that requires a simple yes or no but breaking a three hundred year old unit could hardly be simple in the scots are not taking it
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lightly as it stands only about thirty percent of scots say they will vote for independence a figure those in the yes camp hope to increase by presenting that much anticipated white paper which a scottish national party says has the answers to all the questions about independents the prime minister david cameron and those of the wall into the know cabin says that in the service is laden with risks and problems with warnings on just about everything scotland wants to keep the sterling pound in a currency union with the u.k. an idea dismissed by westminster taxes and debt the no camp suggests deeper stary and higher taxes e.u. membership london says scotland could forget about it the trident nuclear program david cameron claims getting rid of it is a bad idea in case of a north korean nuclear attack and there might even be roaming charges of mobile phones if the split happens at the list goes on it's dubbed project fear by the yes camp and they accuse the government of scare mongering scots into voting no and
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they'd says the white paper will prove that independence would bring about a jobs bill and a thriving economy cern's that resonate with voters cameron argued that an independent scotland will have to negotiate in the future for the things that it has right now a london is signalling that it won't be making it easy for the crux of the matter go. back to economics a recent poll found out that if independents made the five hundred pounds richer more than half the spots were growth rate reporting from london i'm tess are still you. are to libya we go where more than forty people were killed on thursday in a blast at a military depo gang had been trying to steal ammunition but all of them died in the explosion militias often attack army bases in the country and government troops fighting with armed gangs is simply put a part of everyday life freelance journalist she reports from tripoli for. this is really a lot that i know fourteen people were killed and more than fifty wounded in
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a recent clash between islamic militant group and sharia and the military says a report by the interior ministry tripoli is witnessing security problems to over forty people were killed and more than two hundred injured at a rally last week in tripoli as protesters clashed with the militias to control of a number of government buildings the gunmen gave into the demands of the libyan authorities and left tripoli but refused to lay down arms reportedly natives of the city of misrata they were among the first to seek to remove the gaddafi regime in general the secret to situation in libya remains unstable believe me as deputy intelligence chief new stuff i know are recently kidnapped outside tripoli's international airport where the libyan army has been struggling control groups to part in the overthrow of the country's former leader colonel gadhafi according to some reports there's up to seventeen hundred of them all with different goals libya
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is also facing that uncontrolled flow of arms estimates there are four hundred approximate arms depos only twenty of them belonging to the government meanwhile around three thousand and thirty aircraft missiles that could bring down civilian airliners well those have just gone missing regional affairs expert as a cure we use as a situation is not being held by the whole of weapons called to be coming into the country from outside. the government is totally incapable of reining in these militias they're not going to disarm and then of course we still have the ongoing role of the united states and these other western states who are continually interfering in the internal affairs of libya and this of course could even more consternation inside the country because many of these militia groups even though they were against gadhafi they still do not support the u.s. or nato interfering in the internal affairs of libya at this stage i don't the website right now was. big boss. in the russian city of
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siberia cruising down the road no one's driving it probably a good thing to all the details for you right now and. while you're there you can also find this story of how british officials are systematically destroyed secret files including information on the abuse and torture of locals and for calling me. a few clicks away on our website right now. for the meantime when i see international if you still think a fully functioning gun is something you can make it think again seems it's all about to change three d. printing becomes a new reality. visited one company that specializes in creating three d. guns some experts say it won't be long before you can do it all yourself. reds shooting range in austin texas is normally packed with gun enthusiasm. today
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the difference is that these men are firing rounds with a do it yourself firearm the world's first three d. printed metal gun we wanted to showcase the abilities of what direct metal can do eric much later is a project coordinator at solid concepts company specializing in three d. printing here in prints or in the arts he was granted an exclusive tour of their austin facility which boasts ten three d. industrial printers and a glimpse of our technological future these are all the three d. printed parts that went into making this car after getting a federal firearms license the company used a process called direct metal laser centering to produce this browning nine hundred eleven pistol with three d. printed in metal gonna has fired over one thousand rounds in the meantime solid concepts has manufactured its second nineteen eleven firearm solid concepts insists the stainless steel firearm they've introduced to the world can't be replicated by
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hobbyists these machines start at six hundred thousand and go up to a million dollars they need to be in industrial environments they require more electricity than is available in residential areas and it will be years before metal printers become available on the consumer market not exactly the world's first mini metal maker has already been created and with laser centering patents set to expire in february it's predicted that metal desktop printers will hit the consumer market before you know it as the world has learned the convenience of technology has a downside we all love to the internet cell phones e-mail and social media before finding out that our beloved data is being monitored and stored by the n.s.a. . the astonishing capabilities of three d. metal printers is no law. a secret. so when they become a part of our household alongside the microwave and flat screen t.v. . what people choose to physically treat in the privacy of their home. will be
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beyond the control of the u.s. government bring up or r.t. texas. you can always go to the web site. expert analysis on how three d. could inspire a new gun control debate in america. international to bangkok we go where police have fired tear gas at protesters trying to storm the prime minister's office as anti-government rallies and to a day earlier demonstrators occupied a state run t.v. channels and drew off to being almost the leader can appeal live to the nation police say five people have so-called being killed over forty injured in fighting between supporters and opponents of the country's premier. was sponsored by a proposed to amnesty bill for a former prime minister who was ousted during a military coup in two thousand and six corruption and abuse of power.
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now when a recession hits digging around for jobs can certainly be a tough task but there's one school in europe that's offering its graduates a future in a business that's unlikely to ever die out. of i went to the continent's only academy undertake. a small town college class is like any other except for the coffin in the middle of the room that is the students i'm learning how to be undertaken is how i want to work where i help people through what is a very difficult time when my grandmother died she funeral directors didn't do a great job and i sold the distress that caused my family this isn't a job it's a calling. the college in northern bavaria is the only one of its kind in europe each year they take about five hundred students on a three year course rain or shine they are drilled for every eventuality limits to
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form but look at all the bodies down all the guests have left but the police call and say this lady may have been poisoned and must be exude how do we get her out of there you know ideas yeah. a lot of the courses spent on the job at local funeral parlors despite the onus being on professionalism it doesn't leave the participants immune to the realities. it's tough sometimes you know if there's a kid lying there or someone my age i don't feel it hits you how fragile life can be so the students don't just spend their time digging graves they also receive extensive studies and enough to me as well as lessons in how to deal with the deceased using some rather realistic props also the correct way to measure on build a coffin including those designed to fit the regulations for international travel.
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and perhaps most importantly a lot of work is done to make sure that the students can be sensitive to the needs of a grieving family if a meeting until the hero that we aim to make sure that when someone gradients they have the skills to work anywhere or even set up their own enterprise when they leave our gates they're professional if you know that. which will be welcome news to any of their future customers because you only get one chance to get it right these are all over germany. and we're coming to you live from moscow this is r.t. international thank you for joining us today next the story of an army veteran who in his late forty's realized he could no longer live in a man's body documentary just coming your way short.
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i hate to be a downer but i really think the olympics have lost all meaning in the past when there was the cold war it was like a battle between two ideologies taking place in the abstract at the one nine hundred thirty six olympics nazi pseudo science their self-proclaimed superiority was put on trial for the whole world to see and it's right the olympics having the majority of the countries on earth participating there now horribly horribly bland one could argue that they have become a great way for countries to show off their ex used to build up some infrastructure by i think this is a big misconception let's look back to the two thousand lympics and beijing yes china is really develop in the last twenty years but the olympics really teach us anything about this country with a radically different political system or anything about their ancient culture or the way they think or the way they live no nothing at all all we saw were some flags and some pandas that rather unique stadium which was mostly the work of a swiss company yeah i hate to say it but i think the olympic flame is kind of burnt out over the years although i have to admit that saying. torching the space
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was kind of neat i think that when and if the world ever becomes an ideological battle ground again then the olympics will become worth watching but for now it's just generic sports from generic countries a generic stadiums but that's just my opinion. there's one thing that i still can't understand thank you i don't want to ruin your good mood but i have this one question what are you doing this all for. listen to me you had everything respect authority you gave them all know and decided to go your way but what for.

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